Then they took what Micah had made, and his priest, and went on to Laish, against a people at peace and secure. They attacked them with the sword and burned down their city. There was no one to rescue them because they lived a long way from Sidon and had no relationship with anyone else. Judges 18:27-28 I have been working my way through a Bible-in-a-year plan the past few months. One thing I’ve learned: the old testament is wild. While stories occasionally leave me shocked, often angry, and sometimes inspired, I’ll admit that much of the Old Testament has … Read More
“So be careful how you make sense of your life. What looks like a disaster may in fact be grace. What looks like the end may be the beginning. What looks hopeless may be God’s instrument to give you real and lasting hope. Your Father is committed to taking what seems so bad and turning it into something that is very, very good.” Paul David Tripp I don’t know about you, but these words stopped me in my tracks. Found in the last paragraph of the March 31st entry of Tripp’s New Morning Mercies daily devotional, I was struck with … Read More
For parents, one of the blessings of this time of self-quarantine is getting to spend a lot more time with our kids. I came across this helpful article online and thought I’d pass it along.
When I joined my first New City discipleship group five years ago, we began the process of memorizing Romans 8. Scripture memory was a new discipline for me, but over the course of two years I did commit that chapter to my memory. These words that are hidden in my heart have come to the surface over these past few days when I’ve felt tempted to succumb to fear and anxiety. Out of my meditations in Romans, I have been reminded of three disciplines that I need to practice daily when my feelings start run away with me. First, I … Read More
It is well worth your time this morning to read the encouraging words of Cartee Bales, a teaching elder within our church, about Martin Luther’s response to the Black Death that swept through Luther’s hometown of Wittenberg.